You really should be going when you have to pay anyway because it’s something we should all be proud of, but if you spent a little too much this month already (those bathing suits ain’t gonna buy themselves) don’t worry. Next Friday, May 18th, is the International Council of Museums’ International Museum Day. So, in honor of that day, you can get into the museum for free.
Admission to The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be free to the public from 10 AM to 8:45 PM. And what do you get with that free admission?
All galleries will be open in both the main Museum building and the Perelman Building, showcasing more than 2,000 years of exceptional human creativity in masterpieces of painting, sculpture, works on paper, decorative arts and architecture. Free admission includes special exhibitions, public tours, and Art After 5 with Cuban-born jazz drummer Francisco Mela. This year’s theme of International Museum Day, which is dedicated to promoting the value of museums in society, will focus on the evolving role of museum is a changing world
So not only can you see some art for free, but you can also attend the always-excellent Art After 5 … FOR FREE. And if you want to show off, scope some of it out in advance and study up.